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  • UPDATE 1-Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:45 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28- Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine, the Internet company said on Thursday.

  • Google building fleet of package-delivering drones Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

  • Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28- Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering everything from candy to medicine, the Internet company said on Thursday. The effort, which Google calls Project Wing, will take years of development to create a service with multiple vehicles flying multiple deliveries per day, Google said.

  • Aug 28- Longtime Google Inc executive Megan Smith is a top candidate for the role of United States' chief technology officer, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • New Samsung smartwatch won't need companion phone Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:52 PM ET

    NEW YORK— With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers. The Gear S promises to offer turn-by-turn walking directions using mapping data from Nokia's Here service.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28- Apple Inc invited media to a "special event" in its hometown of Cupertino, California, on Sept. 9, when the iPhone maker is expected to unveil the latest versions of its best-selling smartphones. Apple's typically cryptic invitation read: "Wish we could say more."

  • Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:44 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Apple's latest product launch will be in a setting that holds a special place in its history, signaling how big this event is for the company.

  • Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing? Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. It's a great idea— but it doesn't quite work.

  • Twitter: We’re happy for our users not to tweet Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Twitter's 'number two' head honcho told CNBC he was not concerned about the number of its users who were choosing not to 'tweet.'

  • Aug 28- Private equity firm Lion Capital LLP has told American Apparel Inc that it is exercising its right to fill one of the two vacant board seats it controls at the apparel retailer, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • BEIJING, Aug 28- Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company.

  • IPO to rekindle 'bromance' behind Alibaba's rise Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:34 PM ET
    Alibaba Group chairman and CEO Jack Ma Yun.

    Son's nose for an investment has turned Alibaba into a stake worth $50 billion as the Chinese e-commerce giant heads for the biggest U.S. tech IPO.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 27- A U.S. judge rejected Apple Inc's latest bid for a permanent injunction against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in another sign of the diminishing impact of the smartphone patent wars. Apple won a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung earlier this year over three Apple patents.

  • Apple loses bid to block sales of 9 Samsung phones Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:21 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif.— A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone. Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after a jury awarded Apple Inc. $119 million in damages for Samsung's infringements on technology used in the trend-setting iPhone.

  • BEIJING, Aug 28- Masayoshi Son's nose for an investment has turned a $20 million start-up punt on Alibaba into a stake worth maybe $50 billion or more as the Chinese e-commerce giant co-founded and led by Jack Ma heads to what could be the biggest U.S. tech IPO of all time.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 28-' Open data'- the trove of data-sets made publicly available by governments, organisations and businesses- isn't normally linked to high-wire politics, but just may have saved last month's Indonesian presidential elections from chaos.

  • VCs 'partying like it's 1999,' says McNamee Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:42 PM ET
    Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners

    The sky-high valuations of some tech start-ups have yet to be justified, says investor Roger McNamee.

  • Peer-to-peer banker LendingClub files for IPO Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:31 PM ET
    Renaud Laplanche, co-founder and chief executive officer of LendingClub

    Alibaba has dominated the IPO headlines, but LendingClub's plans to raise $500 million in an offering likely has greater relevance to Americans.

  • Square heads for $6 billion valuation: Sources Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:28 PM ET
    Twitter Chairman Jack Dorsey

    Payments provider Square is in the process of raising capital at a $6 billion valuation, according to sources familiar with the matter.

  • Aug 26- Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue due to strong growth in subscribers through cable TV partners such as Virgin Media in the UK, ONO in Spain and Com Hem AB in Sweden. TiVo's subscriptions rose by a third to 4.8 million in the second quarter ended July 31.